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Ajay Naidu



Actor Ajay Naidu made an auspicious and promising onscreen debut in 1984, when then-tyro director Robert Mandel cast him in a pivotal and difficult role -- that of a tough Chicagoan preteen who becomes accessory to the mugging of a hockey player (Michael Keaton) and then watches the athlete fall for his mother (Maria Conchita Alonso), in the romantic comedy sleeper Touch and Go. Unfortunately, that film got shelved for two years, but when it did reach the public, in August 1986, it put Naidu on the map and paved the way for additional film work. After an appearance in the fantasy comedy Vice Versa (1988), Naidu took time off for around a decade to accommodate schooling, then returned to screens during his mid- to late twenties.



At that point, producers often typecast the muscle-bound, frequently bald actor as tough characters, often with Middle Eastern backgrounds. Among other projects, he played Samir in Mike Judge's ode to cubicle hell, Office Space (1999); portrayed a physician at a mental institution in Iain Softley's cerebral sci-fi outing K-PAX (2001); and landed a brief but memorable role as a Hindustani Troublemaker in the Billy Bob Thornton Christmas black comedy Bad Santa (2003). Naidu also essayed a supporting role in director Joseph Castelo's controversial, terrorist-themed post-9/11 drama The War Within (2005) and landed another small supporting part in director Griffin Dunne's light romantic comedy The Accidental Husband (2008).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet 3 Days Of Normal
  • Actor
2012
36% Hiding Divya
  • Divya's husband
2010
45% Hotel for Dogs
  • ACO Jake
2009
98% The Wrestler
  • Medic
2008
No Score Yet Ashes
  • Director
  • Actor
2007
0% Perception
  • Kamal
2006
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo in Where's My Mummy?
  • Actor
2005
100% Waterborne
  • Vikram
2005
No Score Yet Confess
  • Actor
2005
72% The War Within
  • Naved
2005
13% The Honeymooners
  • Vivek
2005
No Score Yet Alchemy
  • Best Man
2005
No Score Yet Scooby Doo In Where's My Mummy?
  • Actor
2005
78% Bad Santa
  • Hindustani Troublemaker
2003
36% Scary Movie 3
  • Sayaman
2003
52% American Chai
  • Hari
2002
57% The Guru
  • Sanjay
2002
No Score Yet You Are Here
  • Sanjay
2001
41% K-PAX
  • Dr. Chakraborty
2001
91% Dinner Rush
  • Ademir
2001
78% Requiem for a Dream
  • Mailman
2000
No Score Yet More Dogs Than Bones
  • Andy
2000
No Score Yet Once We Were Strangers
  • Apu
1999
83% Chutney Popcorn
  • Raju
1999
79% Office Space
  • Samir
1999
87% Pi
  • Farrouhk
1998
No Score Yet Montana
  • Ives
1998
19% My Giant
  • Hot Dog Vendor
1998
64% Suburbia
  • Nazeer
1997
43% Vice Versa
  • Dale
1988
No Score Yet Touch and Go
  • Louis DeLeon
1986
No Score Yet Where the River Runs Black
  • Segundo
1986

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
97% The Sopranos
1999-2007
  • Omar
68% Blindspot
2015
  • Actor
27% Manhattan Love Story
2014
  • Brian
71% Bored to Death
2009-2011
  • Vikram
No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
  • Actor

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